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Senate planning vote on Internet sales tax bill

The days of tax-free online shopping could finally be numbered. The Senate is planning to vote on a bill as soon as Monday that would give states the authority to collect sales taxes on all Internet purchases, handing local governments as much as $11 billion per year in added revenue that they are legally owed — but that hasn’t been paid to them for years.


Tax on Amazon purchases in Calif. begins Saturday

Online retailer has tried to become all things to all consumers, but in California, it is about to take on a role it has fought against for years: tax collector.


California to target Web retailers for sales taxes

The California tax man cometh, and he's headed for the Internet. State tax collectors are preparing to crack down on renegade Internet merchants who don't collect sales taxes, and nearly 100 new state auditors, lawyers and other specialists are being hired to help over the next three years.


Retailers revive call for Internet sales tax


Online sales are soaring. State budget deficits are growing. And tax-free Internet sales are once again in the spotlight. Congress is considering bills that would “level the playing field” by allowing states to require all online merchants doing business in that state to collect sales tax. Web retailers have largely had a free ride since a 1992 Supreme Court ruling that only merchants with a physical presence in a state are responsible for collecting sales tax.


The Era of No Amazon Sales Taxes is Nearly Over

Amazon Sales Tax

Although headquartered in State, Amazon already collects sales tax in Kansas, Kentucky, , North Dakota and . What's more, here's a coming his list where and when you'll be taxed on Amazon purchases: Texas, July 2012 California, September 2012 Virginia, September 2013 Indiana, January 2014 Nevada, January 2014 Tennessee, January 2014 South Carolina, January 2016 ...


Amazon Tax Deal Approved By California Lawmakers

Amazon Tax Deal Approved By California Lawmakers

Lawmakers on Friday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a compromise bill that delays California's effort to force online retailers such as to collect the state's sales taxes while retailers lobby Congress for national rules governing online sales taxes. The state Assembly approved AB155 on a bipartisan, 59-8 vote in the final hours of this year's legislative session. The bill had passed the Senate, 36-1, hours earlier.


Amazon offers Calif. 7,000 jobs if it drops tax Inc has proposed a hiring spree of 7,000 jobs in California if state leaders put a recently enacted online sales tax on hold for two years.


Online sales tax proponents move to invalidate Amazon referendum

A coalition of giant, brick-and-mortar retailers and their legislative allies have come up with a new strategy to try to head off's referendum to overturn the state's new Internet sales tax law.


Amazon aims to have voters decide on sales-tax law

Amazon aims to have voters decide on sales-tax law

The online retailer wants voters to strike down the California law requiring the company to collect sales taxes. Wal-Mart, labor groups and other opponents could wage a costly, noisy battle against such a referendum. Escalating its fight to thwart a new levy on Internet purchases, says it will ask California voters to overturn a state law requiring all companies with operations or affiliates here to collect sales tax.


Amazon Plans to Cut Ties With California Affiliates Over Tax Law

Amazon Plans to Cut Ties With California Affiliates Over Tax Law Inc., the world’s largest Internet retailer, said it will sever ties with its affiliates in California if the state enacts a new law that requires the company to collect taxes on online purchases. California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation yesterday mandating sales-tax collections by Web retailers, including Amazon, on purchases by state residents. The state’s pending budget plan counts on $200 million from the law. In an e-mail before the bill was signed, Amazon said the legislation was “unconstitutional and counterproductive.”


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